Please see the below IAC’s vacancies which we wish to recruit to, due to increased demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. IAC is particularly keen to recruit a Team Manager from a BAME background to ensure that our workforce continues to reflect the diversity of our children and families. The face of intercountry adoption has changed over the years, over 85% of the placements we make are for children who share the same heritage as their adopters. In addition many others are kinship adoptions and children with special needs.

At IAC everyone is passionate about what we do because we understand that our work is life changing for the world’s most vulnerable children, and also the families that adopt through us. IAC continues to be an Outstanding Adoption Agency (Ofsted Inspection January 2020) and we are the lead agency for the Intercountry Adoption Regional Adoption Agency for England (ICA RAA). Based in High Barnet, we have both a UK wide and international reach. We are the only Adoption Agency in the UK to be accredited abroad. IAC also runs a small domestic adoption service, the UK Special Programme, principally for approved intercountry adopters seeking to change their focus to the adoption of children in the UK. Led by a dynamic and inspirational Leadership Team, with a strong focus on the wellbeing of our workforce, IAC is a great place to work and belong for anyone who feels passionate about adoption.

Team Manager - Assessment Team
Salary £42,000-£48,000

IAC is seeking to recruit a Team Manager in our Assessment Team. You may be a Manager or Senior Social Worker but will come with a sound knowledge and understanding of adoption assessments and experience of working in an adoption team, ideally with supervisory experience. Knowledge of intercountry adoption is a distinct advantage although not essential.

The Team Manager will work alongside another experienced Team Manager and be responsible for supervising staff who will support them in ensuring that the team produces high quality and robust assessments with a strong focus on safeguarding, diversity and the lifelong impact of adoption.

All applicants must be registered with Social Work England, be legally able to work in the UK and hold a professional Social Work qualification, consolidated with post qualifying experience in Children and Families work and Adoption Services.

Closing date for application: 9am Monday 17th August 2020
Proposed Interview date: Friday 21st August 2020

Any offer of appointment will be subject to a face-to-face meeting with Irene Levine, Operations Director.

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Independent (Sessional) Social Workers
Fees: Competitive
Location: London & Surrounding Counties

IAC is seeking to recruit experienced freelance Social Workers able to take work in the above locations assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries and supporting them through the process with support from our Post Approval Team. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work to deadlines and be flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency. Substantial experience in adoption work is essential. Experience of intercountry adoption assessment is desirable but not essential as induction and ongoing training will be given.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

          • A Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England
          • At least three years post-qualifying experience in childcare settings
          • Experience of completing adoption assessments and producing Prospective Adopter Reports (PARs)
          • Willingness / ability to travel to applicants' homes as well as conducting video meetings

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To be placed on the waiting list for applications, please send your CV by email to: 

IAC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore, please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable).

Please note prospective employees will need to evidence they have the right to work in the UK.

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